LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA Evolution: System Design and Operation
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Mobile Networks, WCDMA and HSPA Basics
LTE and HSPA Evolution Standards and System Performance
LTE and HSPA RF Terminals and Design Challenges
LTE and HSPA Protocols
An update of the popular course, explaining the capabilities and operation of 3G Mobile Networks, which includes presentations by some of the world's leading industry experts in the field of LTE and HSPA.
All delegates will receive a free copy of "LTE for UMTS: Evolution to LTE-Advanced" by Harri Holma and Antti Toskala " by Harri Holma and Antti Toskala (Wiley).
The course provides a detailed end-to-end description and explanation of the global WCDMA, HSPA, LTE and LTE-Advanced radio standards in 3GPP Releases 99, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 including an outlook to Release 12. With presentations from Harri Holma and Antti Toskala, authors of the current definitive works, "LTE-Advanced", "LTE for UMTS", "HSDPA/HSUPA for UMTS" and "WCDMA for UMTS".
Real world implementation aspects of the new technology will also be discussed, including the multi-mode radio receiver in multimedia handsets, system dimensioning and design and application performance.
Emphasis throughout the course will be placed on optimizing the data capability of these networks, including efficient packet data capacity, broadband wireless services, radio resource management as well as upgrade paths for operators.
Day 1 – WCDMA, HSPA and LTE Fundamentals (Jonathan Moss)
- Introduction and comparison between the radio technologies
- Services offered by mobile operators
- LTE network architecture and interworking with 3G
- Principles of OFDMA and SC-FDMA
- Multipath and interference mitigation
- Use of Cyclic prefix
- Spectral occupancy and interference scenarios
- System link budgets and radio planning comparison
Days 2 and 3 – L-TE and HSPA Evolution Standards and System Performance (Antti Toskala and Harri Holma)
LTE Releases 8-9
- 3GPP Status & LTE Schedule
- LTE Architecture
- S1 and X2 interfaces
- Evolved Packet Core
- LTE Layer 2/3
- OFDMA and SC-FDMA principles
- LTE Physical Layer
- LTE Mobility
- LTE Radio Resource Management
- LTE Data rates, Coverage and Capacity
- LTE Voice solutions
- LTE Frequency variants
LTE-Advanced in Releases 10-11
- Carrier Aggregation (CA)
- Terminal categories
- MIMO evolution
- Performance evaluation
- Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet)
- Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP)
- Self Optimizing Networks (SON)
- Relay nodes (RN)
- Machine Type Communication (MTC)
HSPA Evolution in Release 7-11
- Main HSPA features in Releases 7-11
- HSPA Performance
- LTE Benchmarking with HSPA+
Day 4 – LTE and HSPA RF Design and Performance (Laurent Noel and Jonathan Moss)
- The mobile phone chipset designer’s working environment
- 2G/ 3G mobile phone hardware evolutions and features
- Description of UMTS transceiver architectures
- HSPA Transmitter design challenges:
- Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio (ACLR), output power, power consumption trade-off
- HSPA Receiver design challenges:
- Receiver sensitivity in full duplex systems
- Adjacent Channel Selectivity (ACS) test cases
- Talk time and battery technology trends in 3G phones
- Benchmarking of current solutions
- Power consumption estimates
- Improvements with discontinuous transmission and reception (continuous packet connectivity CPC)
- The design constraints of the Multi-Mode, Multi-Band (MM-MB) mobile phone
- Co-existence issues in MM-MB phones
- Victims and aggressors in MM-MB phones
- Design challenges in removing external SAW filters in MM-MB phones
- Some LTE RF design challenges
- LTE reference sensitivity
- LTE ADC & ACS requirements
- Some frequency band specific challenges.
Day 5 – LTE and HSPA Protocols (Neil Wiffen)
- Signalling Procedures
- Signalling Overview
- Call Control
- Mobility Management
- GPRS Mobility Management
- Session Management
- Security Procedures
- Security Overview
- UMTS Security Architecture
- Security Features
- GSM-UMTS interoperability
- Layer 2 Protocols (UE-RAN)
- General Protocol Architecture
- UMTS Layer 2 Principles
- RLC Functions and Procedures
- MAC Functions and Procedures
- Protocol Termination (Release ’99)
- HSPA outline
* Please notify us on your registration form if you would prefer to receive a copy of "HSDPA/HSUPA for UMTS" by Harri Holma and Antti Toskala (Wiley) instead.
Our congratulations to Antti Toskala who received the 'Award for Individual Contribution to LTE Development' at the inaugural LTE Awards at the 2010 LTE World Summit on 18 May 2010. Click here to read more.
Dr Harri Holma
Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland
Harri Holma joined Nokia Research Centre in 1994 and...more
Dr Jonathan Moss
Jonathan is an RF Design Engineer and Telecoms Trainer currently focusing on 77GHz vehicular radar...more
Mr Laurent Noël
Until recently Laurent Noel was an RF-BB system architect at ST-NXP Wireless,...more
Dr Antti Toskala
Nokia Siemens Networks
Antti Toskala (M.Sc) joined the Nokia Research Center in 1994,...more
Red Banana Wireless Ltd
Since 2001 Neil has developed and delivered training for the majority of...more
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Level and demands
The course is aimed at those wishing to gain a complete end-to-end overview of UMTS technology, in particular RF and baseband engineers, radio planners, service developers, equipment designers and telecoms consultants. In addition, the course will appeal to technical managers, analysts and strategists wishing to increase their technical understanding of the subject area.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 3-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.
All courses are VAT exempt.
- Programme Fee
- Standard course fee: £1995.00
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